Very reliable sources from the US – the main broker of the Musharraf exit deal have just chimed in to say that,
Musharraf will resign from the Presidency in 48 hours to be replaced by Chairman Senate for a few days after which Asif Ali Zardari will become the next President of Pakistan.
The news does not come as a surprise as its without doubt Zardari might have been vying for the top slot as we should NOT forget that the President of Pakistan still holds the trump card of Article 58-2(b) which allows him to dismiss the Parliament if he feels ‘uncomfortable with it’. This underlying plan to become the President, may also explain why Zardari was not bothered to first wrestle out the 58-2(b) from Musharraf prior to attacking him with the threats of impeachment.
Logically it would have reasoned that before going after Musharraf with an impeachment it may have been politically correct to wrestle away the threatening constitutional power and it would have been easy to muster a 2/3rd majority for a one-point constitutional amendment, as its on record that Yousuf Raza Gilani was elected into the Prime Ministers house with over 2/3rd number of votes.
But the sly politician had his eyes set on ensuring that the ultimate trump card remains within the presidency in safe custody until he finally accedes to the thrown and then can keep an ultimate strangle hold on Pakistan with absolute no recourse for a five year unhindered rule of corruption.
Truly my heart cries out in anguish – Zardari as the next President of Pakistan – God Help Us all
ADDENDUM: Due to an error on my end, I accidentally stipulated Wasim Sajjad as the next President, where in fact the source actually had stipulated Chairman Senate [who is Mohammedmian Soomro] many apologies for the accidental confusion